The Joy of Pet Adoption

About a month ago a neighbor contacted me saying she had rescued a dog from a shelter who was about to be put down. She was looking for someone to adopt her and thought of me. I was reluctant at first, but finally agreed. Now my adopted pet is truly my best friend and makes me smile every day.

My dog Lainey is a great companion, but having been abused by a previous owner, she does come with some baggage. The trick is to learn how to work around her little quirks and to build trust. She is a slave to routine and keeps me on track. Bed time is around 9 PM and every morning at 7 AM we go on our walk to Starbucks or I hear about it.

Now that I have adopted her it is hard to believe a shelter was going to put her down. I would have missed out on so much and it makes me sad to think of other pets during the Covid crisis that are being put down because the shelters are not open during the virus.

Pet adoption can have its difficulties, but the rewards are so great that you forget about the struggles. If you are thinking about getting a pet, please consider adopting from a shelter or rescue facility, you may just find your best friend.

Encouragement Gifts

The power of positive thinking is the best gift you can give someone. It can change lives. Today in a world where nothing is the same as it was just a short time ago, and the uncertainty of the future, receiving some encouragement can go a long way.

At Wendy B’s Studio we want to be able to give you that power. We have a collection of items that will brighten the day of your favorite person. Be sure to visit the shop on Etsy and take a look.

The Amazing Shapes and Textures of the Cactus Plant

I have always loved the different shapes and textures of the Cactus plant. There are many varieties that come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Here in Southern California the cactus plants can grow quite large. I love to document and photograph the different cacti I see here in the Venice area. Wendy B’s Studio is now on Dreams Time with our photography where you can download some of our favorite photographs.

A Day at the Beach

Malibu Coast

Summertime is beach time, or if you are me beach time is all the time. Bring the beach indoors if you can’t be there right now with one of our new additions to our Zazzle shop

One of my favorite places here in Southern California is Paradise Cove in a Malibu. It would be hard to find a more beautiful spot.

Paradise Cove
Come Sail Away

Wicked Fun

Halloween is just around the corner, but it doesn’t look like we’ll be having any parties. Stay in touch with close friends with a card from Wendybsstudio90264 on Etsy.

Each card was designed by the artist, comes with an envelope and is printed on fine art paper. Come and see for yourself all of our new items!

Los Angeles Watercolor Print Greeting Card Set

This week we at Wendy B’s Studio are excited to offer watercolor print greeting cards from some of my recent watercolor paintings. Each card is printed on Moab Entrada Rag 190g, 100% cotton acid free paper and comes with a matching envelope. Each card is printed in the studio, ensuring excellent quality.

The wonderful thing about these cards is the inside is left blank allowing personalization of each card. The prints can be matted and framed to make great gifts or home decor.

To purchase the Los Angeles Watercolor Print Greeting Card Set visit our shop on Etsy at .

A COVID Fourth of July

This year Independence Day was definitely different than any other year. The beach in Venice, California was technically closed, but a few tested the rules. The parking lots were closed and there were fewer visitors to the boardwalk than previous years.

According to the LA Times the number of COVID 19 cases are back up to the peak in Los Angeles. If everyone wears a mask I am hopeful we can bring that number back down. Here’s to a better 4th next year!


You never know what you will see while out and about. I take my camera with me almost everywhere. This morning I went for a walk to the local Starbucks for my morning coffee. I found several cacti and succulents to photograph along the way. I am drawn to these plants because I originally come from a much colder climate where these plants can only be grown indoors. I am starting to offer some of my photography at a Wendy B’s Studio on Zazzle. Stay tuned for more…

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